|Submission Date||March 13, 2017|
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
OP-23: Rainwater Management
|2.00 / 2.00||
Office of Sustainability
Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:
Policy 7.3.6. USFSP shall review all proposed construction and development on
campus to ensure that any proposed increase in campus impervious
surfaces shall be implemented only upon a finding that existing
facility capacity is already on-line to accommodate the increased
need, or that additional capacity will be funded and on-line at the
time of need.
A copy of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines:
A brief description of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines that supports the responses above:
Objective 7.3. Prevent any further degradation and improve the quality of receiving
Policy 7.3.1. USFSP should identify the stormwater detention systems within the
plaza or underground vault areas as "no build" zones.
Policy 7.3.2. USFSP should implement a regular stormwater facility maintenance
program to ensure adequate water quality and design capacity of the
Policy 7.3.3. USFSP should coordinate, as appropriate, with the host community
regarding the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
Policy 7.3.4. USFSP should mitigate University-generated stormwater and
minimize stormwater-borne pollutants through the implementation
of a system of Best Management Practices (BMPs), which includes,
but is not limited to:
• Incorporating stormwater management retention and detention
features into the design of parks, commons, and open spaces,
where such features do not detract from the recreational or
aesthetic value of a site.
• Use of slow release fertilizers and/or carefully managed
fertilizer applications timed to ensure maximum root uptake and
minimal surface water runoff or leaching to groundwater.
• Educating maintenance personnel about the need to maintain
motor vehicles to prevent the accumulation of grease, oil and
other fluids on impervious surfaces, where they might be
conveyed to surface and ground waters by runoff, and the need
to regularly collect and dispose of yard debris.
Policy 7.3.5. It shall be the policy of USFSP that no stormwater discharges may
cause or contribute to a violation of water quality or quantity
standards in waters of the State. Post-development rates of
discharge shall not exceed pre-development rates. Additional
treatment must be provided since USFSP discharges into
Outstanding Florida Waters (OFW).
Objective 7.4. Maintain and protect the natural drainage patterns and hydrological
patterns of the USFSP campus.
Policy 7.4.1. USFSP, prior to the design and construction of any stormwater
management facility, shall thoroughly investigate issues including
geotechnical information, regulations, and existing utilities.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.